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Conference Series on Gambling

Gambling careers: Description, meaning and impact on prevention

The Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, and the Research Chair on Gambling have collaborated to propose a unique event involving researchers from Quebec and elsewhere who are dedicated to advancing knowledge and reflection geared toward improving existing models of prevention and intervention.

The development of knowledge about the consequences of gambling, the reinforcement of prevention and the detection of problem gambling, as well as the improvement of existing means of intervention are priorities of the government, in conformity with its Action plan on pathological gambling.

Presentations were designed to foster discussion about gambling pathways, gambler characteristics, as well as social and material factors to consider in better understanding the realities of gamblers and their gambling patterns. 


9:00 Opening remarks with Julien Chapdelaine, program manager, Actions concertées, FRQSC 
9:05 Contextualization: Dr. Sylvia Kairouz, Research Chair on Gambling, Concordia University   
9:15 Presentation by Dr. Gerda Reith of the University of Glasgow
‘Gambling careers’: A Longitudinal, qualitative study of gambling behavior [PDF– 227 KB] Video
10:00 Presentation by Dr. Frank Vitaro of the Université de Montréal
Gambling Trajectories from Early Adolescence to Early Adulthood [PDF– 492 KB] Video
10:30 Presentation by Dr. Natasha Brunelle of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivière and Dr. Magali Dufour of the Université de Sherbrooke
Adolescents’ online and offline game (CyberJeunes) and poker trajectories  [PDF– 816 KB] Video
11:00 Round table hosted by Dr. Sylvia Kairouz of Concordia University
Implications for our prevention and intervention models 
11:50 Closing remarks from a representative of the Ministry of Health and Social Services 


Research Chair on Gambling
Fonds de recherche: Société et culture
Santé et service sociaux
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